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Guida's

484 Meriden Rd., Middlefield, CT - (860) 349-9039
Posted By Barbara Young on 8/25/2010 2:22:00 PM
There was a time you could not find a parking spot in Guida's large parking lot. People were lined up out the door to place there order. They made the "BEST" hot dog this side of Heaven. We thought we would give the grand kids a treat so we stopped at Guida's about 12:30 (lunch time). Plenty of parking and many empty tables inside. The inside was not looking as clean as it should have. Also, the fellow at the grill really should have taken the time to shave before coming to work and to be sure that he looked neat. We ordered hot dogs with everthing which usually means, mustard, relish and chopped onions. When the hot dogs were brought to the table the topping looked a little odd. Hmmm, where are the chopped onions and what is that in its place. UGH !! dehydrated onions. I asked the server about them and she explained that if I wanted raw chopped onions I would be charged 35 cents extra. Guida's has been a Land Mark for more years than I can remember. How very sad that the owners are letting this once popular restaurant fall to such a low.

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What is missing from this picture of two ten-inch chili dogs? The answer, of course, is mustard. A line of the right yellow stuff finishes off the sweet, meaty chili with authority.
"What is missing from this picture of two ten-inch chili dogs? The answer, of course, is mustard. A line of the right yellow stuff finishes off the sweet, meaty chili with authority."
Michael Stern





Guida's menu boasts of serving Angus burgers. The meat does taste good, but I felt the patty a bit stingy on size. The
"Guida's menu boasts of serving Angus burgers. The meat does taste good, but I felt the patty a bit stingy on size. The "Rancher" configuration adds a delicious tangle of fried-soft onions on top, plus cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce. The bun is soft and absorbent and, while by no means a sophisticated breadstuff, the perfect mitt for this drive-in sandwich."
Michael Stern


Moose tracks ice cream: vanilla loaded with mini peanut butter cups and crisp chocolate chunks
"Moose tracks ice cream: vanilla loaded with mini peanut butter cups and crisp chocolate chunks"
Michael Stern


Split buns such as this are a New England custom; their design makes them easy to butter and cook on the grill right next to the lovely hot dogs they envelop.
"Split buns such as this are a New England custom; their design makes them easy to butter and cook on the grill right next to the lovely hot dogs they envelop."
Michael Stern


The $6.25 Rancher includes not only the deluxe hamburger but a serving of pretty good French fries.
"The $6.25 Rancher includes not only the deluxe hamburger but a serving of pretty good French fries."
Michael Stern


At the junction of Route 66 and 147, Guida's has been a hot-dog haven for more than half a century. Not visible left of the photo: picnic tables for al fresco dining.
"At the junction of Route 66 and 147, Guida's has been a hot-dog haven for more than half a century. Not visible left of the photo: picnic tables for al fresco dining."
Michael Stern


The two-for-one special is a great bargain. A pair of these hot dogs is twenty-inches of tube steak. With a side of fries or onion rings and a milk shake, that's a mighty meal.
"The two-for-one special is a great bargain. A pair of these hot dogs is twenty-inches of tube steak. With a side of fries or onion rings and a milk shake, that's a mighty meal."
Michael Stern



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